Salary: £23,541 per annum pro rata (based on experience)
Contract type: Fixed term (for the first instance)
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 6 December 2020
Interview date: to be held in Newhaven w/c 14 December 2020
Who to contact if you have a query: please contact our HR team on 01273 519140 (Tues – Thurs).
About the role
Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), runs a range of projects aimed at supporting the involvement of the whole of the community. We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Community Development Worker to focus on to encourage and support families and other community groups in the use of Denton Island Community Centre’s programme of activities, events and learning courses.
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Community Development Worker to develop and sometimes deliver a range of suitable activities and events and promote awareness and usage of Denton Island Community Centre. The Senior Community Development Worker will additionally co-ordinate at least two annual community interest events, and two annual volunteer celebration /awareness raising events.
The post holder will support the running of the Centre, and the Community Services Programme Manager, with general H&S awareness and Centre Volunteer recruitment, support and direction as required.
With some input to funding tenders for SCDA community activities, the post holder will ensure quality of provision and that services, courses and activities run to agreed schedules & budgets.
You will work in collaboration with the local community and others, using a range of community consultation, to further develop services & activities within the changing delivery methods necessitated by the impact of Covid-19.
Working from a Newhaven location, you will build partnerships in the community with stakeholders and local people, encouraging volunteering and developing Covid-modified activities to suit the audience. Your role will be to develop community engagement, helping local people get connected to improve neighbourhoods and meet identified needs.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• Significant and proven experience of project and service development, delivering and evaluating services & activities in the community
• Training/coaching and delivery to groups
• Supervisory experience, inc volunteers
• Experience of partnership and multi-agency working
• Experience of reporting, monitoring and evaluating
• Experience of collaborating on and/or writing funding bids would be an advantage.
You will be a motivated self-starter who is able to plan and manage time effectively, use your initiative and have a flexible & positive approach to community engagement. The post is subject to a DBS check. Being a car owner and driver is preferred.
Our intention at the time of writing is that interviews for this role will take place in person with appropriate social distancing measures. We have been following government guidance on social distancing, and have implemented Covid-safe conditions in the work place and have been working towards bringing our teams back into the office at an appropriate level. The successful applicant will be based in the workplace to support Centre users but will be supported and equipped to work from home if necessary, all subject to change in line with government guidelines.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.